Close

Loading image...
+ 72 Videos

Lenovo X1 Carbon 2 Core Intel Core I5-5xxx 2.2GHz 4GB 180GB SSD 14" Laptop

$2,236.63
$1,417.49 $819.14 cheaper than 45 days ago
Digitaltrends.com Recommended Product kitguru.net Worth Buying Good Gear Guide.com.au Editor's Choice
2 Intel Core I5-5xxx 2.2GHz 4GB Oct 2015
Processor Core Processor Family Processor Clock Speed Internal Memory Release Date
Introducing the New X1 Carbon our third iteration of the popular Carbon Series incorporates feedback from users like you. We've taken the best of the past, and incorporated essential technologies... More
Prices will drop $154
within 2 weeks. 69% confidence. Chart
Get Price Alerts
You are subscribed to price alerts for this product
Unsubscribe
Amazon US
Lenovo X1 Carbon from Amazon US
$1,049.99
Out of stock
Go to Store
Amazon US
Lenovo X1 Carbon from Amazon US
$1,417.49
Delivery unknown
Go to Store
Report an incorrect price Found it cheaper elsewhere?
Amazon US
Lenovo X1 Carbon from Amazon US
$450.00
Out of stock
Go to Store
Amazon US
Lenovo X1 Carbon from Amazon US
$700.00
Out of stock
Go to Store
Amazon US
Lenovo X1 Carbon from Amazon US
$1,349.99
Delivery unknown
Go to Store
Report an incorrect price Found it cheaper elsewhere?
Searching for international prices ...

Assumed Exchange Rates

Searching for prices in ...
Lenovo Unboxed: ThinkPad X1 Carbon
Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Carbon Vs. Apple MacBook Air 2012 Comparison
Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Carbon Ultrabook Review-The Best  in the Market
Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Carbon 2014 Edition Full Review

16 Reasons For

Just Released Three Months Ago

Lenovo only released the X1 Carbon three months ago. Newer portable PCs like this one are likely to have more advanced features.

64-Bit Processor Operating Mode

This notebook PC supports a 32-bit|64-bit processor operating mode, which is typical of many medium processor core laptops that are a similar age to it.

Chart Edit

Lenovo Has Good Reviews for Its Laptops

We checked 5,743 owner and expert reviews for Lenovo laptops and found that on average Lenovo has good reviews compared to other manufacturers. We also found that Lenovo has good reviews specifically for its medium processor core laptops.

1920 X 1080 Pixels Display Resolution

The X1 Carbon has a maximum display resolution of 1920 x 1080 pixels. That's 98% more display resolution than the most frequently found display resolution of 1366 x 768 pixels.

A 1920 x 1080 pixels display resolution is in fact the best display resolution across all recently released medium processor core laptops.

A 1366 x 768 pixels display resolution is the worst display resolution amongst comparable types of portable PC.

Read more Less Chart Edit

Has a Front Camera

Like most of the other similar spec notebook PCs that came out around the same time as the X1 Carbon, the Lenovo X1 Carbon has a front camera.

It may also be worth considering one of the alternative notebook PCs with a front camera currently available including the X1 Carbon ($1,407.78), or the X1 Carbon both from Lenovo which is cheaper.

Read more Less Chart Edit

Has a Full-Size Keyboard

The X1 Carbon has a full-size keyboard, as do most of the other medium processor core laptops that were launched in the last 12 months.

It may also be worth also looking at one of the alternative notebook PCs with a full-size keyboard currently available including the Lenovo X1 Carbon which is cheaper.

Read more Less Chart Edit

1,600MHz Processor Memory Clock Speed

The X1 Carbon supports a 1,600MHz processor memory clock speed which is faster than the 133MHz processor memory clock speed supported by most new laptops. This Lenovo portable PC also supports 1 and 333MHz processor memory clock speeds.

A 1,600MHz processor memory clock speed is in fact the best supported memory clock speeds supported by processor across all new notebook PCs.

Across comparable types of notebook PC the worst supported memory clock speeds supported by processor is 133MHz.

Read more Less Chart Edit

SSD Storage Medium

The Lenovo X1 Carbon has an SSD storage medium which is better than the HDD storage medium found on most similar spec portable PCs that came out in the last year. Solid State Drives (SSD) store data in semiconductors on a circuit board rather than using magnetic or optical media. Solid State Drives have no moving parts which makes them very fast and reliable.

This portable PC's storage medium (SSD) is in fact the best storage medium amongst all medium processor core laptops that are a comparable age to the X1 Carbon.

Amongst similar types of portable PC the worst storage medium is HDD.

It may also be worth considering one of the other notebook PCs that have an SSD storage media currently available including cheaper laptops such as the X1 Carbon, the X1 Carbon ($1,407.78), or the X1 Carbon all from Lenovo.

Read more Less Chart Edit

Fairly Long Battery Life

The X1 Carbon has a fairly long battery life (10.9 hours) compared to most of the other medium processor core laptops that came out in the last 12 months. Across all the recently released medium processor core laptops the battery lifes range from 4h to 13h, and the average battery life is 7.1h.

Chart Edit

HD HD Type

The HD type of this portable PC is Full HD, which is the most commonly found HD type on latest medium processor core laptops.

Chart Edit

Eight Battery Cells

Most of the other laptops that were released around the same time as the X1 Carbon only have between two and seven battery cells, however the X1 Carbon has eight battery cells.

Chart Edit

Quite High Front Camera Resolution

At 1 megapixel, the X1 Carbon has a quite high front camera resolution compared to most of the other laptops that have been on the market for around the same time as the X1 Carbon. Recently released medium processor core laptops have front camera resolutions of between 0.3MP and 1MP.

Chart Edit

Fairly Bright Display Brightness

The average display brightness of similar spec portable PCs that are a comparable age to the X1 Carbon is 250 cd/m², and the display brightnesss range from 200 cd/m² to 300 cd/m². At 300 candellas per square meter, the X1 Carbon has a quite bright display brightness compared to most of the other new similar spec laptops.

Chart Edit

Quite Big Battery Capacity

The Lenovo X1 Carbon has a quite big battery capacity (50 watt-hours) compared to most of the other medium processor core laptops that have been around for the last year. Across all the newly released laptops the battery capacities range from 23Wh to 62Wh, and the average battery capacity is 43Wh.

Chart Edit

Very Narrow

The X1 Carbon is one of the narrower medium processor core laptops that came out in the last year (only 331 millimeters) amongst medium processor core laptops of this age. Latest medium processor core laptops have widths of between 300mm and 420mm, and the average width is 360mm.

Chart Edit

Very Light

The lightest laptop that has been around for the last year is 1.1kg heavy and the heaviest is 3kg. With a weight of only 1.3 kilograms, the X1 Carbon is fairly light compared to most of the other latest portable PCs.

Chart Edit

6 Reasons Against

Very Small Total Storage Capacity

Portable PCs that are a similar age to the X1 Carbon have total storage capacity of between 120GB and 1TB, and the average total storage capacity is 510GB. With a total storage capacity of only 180 gigabytes, the X1 Carbon has one of the smaller total storage capacity amongst medium processor core laptops of this age.

If this laptop total storage capacity is not big enough for you then you might also want to consider the X1 Carbon (256GB and cheaper), or the X1 Carbon ($1,407.78) (256GB and cheaper) both from Lenovo.

Read more Less Chart Edit

Does Not Have a Touch Sensitive Screen

Like most of the other medium processor core laptops that have been available for the last year, the Lenovo X1 Carbon does not have a touch sensitive screen.

Alternative portable PCs which also have a touch sensitive screen that you might want to consider include the Lenovo X1 Carbon ($1,407.78).

Read more Less Chart Edit

Quite Small Maximum Internal Memory

The X1 Carbon has a very small maximum internal memory (only 4 gigabytes) compared to most of the other medium processor core laptops that are a comparable age to the X1 Carbon. Across all the medium processor core laptops that have been available for a comparable time to the X1 Carbon the maximum internal memory range from 4GB to 16GB.

Chart Edit

Very Small Maximum Internal Memory (64-Bit)

Laptops that came out in the last 12 months have maximum internal memory (64-bit) of between 8GB and 16GB, and the average maximum internal memory (64-bit) is 13GB. At only 8 gigabytes, the Lenovo X1 Carbon has a fairly small maximum internal memory (64-bit) compared to most of the other similar spec laptops that have been on the market for around the same time as the X1 Carbon.

Chart Edit

Very Low Speaker Power

The Lenovo X1 Carbon has a quite low speaker power (only 1 Watt) compared to most of the other medium processor core laptops that have been around for around the same time as the X1 Carbon. The lowest speaker power of comparable spec notebook PCs that have been on the market for a similar time to the X1 Carbon is 1W, the highest is 2.5W, and the average speaker power is 1.5W.

Chart Edit

Only 180 Solid-State Drive Capacity

The X1 Carbon is a 180 gigabytes solid-state drive capacity notebook PC. Most of the other portable PCs that came out in the last 12 months have between 128 and 255 solid-state drive capacity.

Chart Edit

4 Other reasons to consider the Lenovo X1 Carbon

Average Processor Clock Speed

At 2.2 gigahertz, the Lenovo X1 Carbon has a fairly typical processor clock speed compared to most of the other medium processor core laptops that have been around for around the same time as the X1 Carbon.

It may also be worth also looking at one of the alternative 2.2GHz processor clock speed laptops currently available including cheaper notebook PCs such as the Lenovo X1 Carbon.

If this medium processor core notebook PC processor clock speed is too slow for you then you might also want to look at the Lenovo X1 Carbon ($1,407.78) (2.3GHz and cheaper).

Read more Less Chart Edit

Intel Core I5-5xxx Processor Family

This laptop has an Intel Core i5-5xxx processor family, which is typical of many medium processor core laptops that are a comparable age to it.

Chart Edit

Average Internal Memory

With an internal memory of 4 gigabytes, the X1 Carbon has a relatively average internal memory compared to most of the other new medium processor core laptops.

Notebook PCs with a bigger internal memory that might be worth looking at include the X1 Carbon (8GB and cheaper), or the X1 Carbon ($1,407.78) (8GB and cheaper) both from Lenovo.

Read more Less Chart Edit

Average Screen Size

The X1 Carbon has a relatively typical screen size (14 inches) compared to most of the other recently released comparable spec notebook PCs.

Chart Edit

Specification

Design
Form Factor
Housing Material
Colour
Product Type
Intel Segment Tagging
Processor
Processor Core
Processor Family
Processor Clock Speed
Motherboard Chipset
Processor Socket
Processor Cache
Processor Cache
System Bus Data Transfer Rate
Processor Thread
Maximum Turbo Frequency
Processor Model
Processor Memory Channel
Maximum Processor Memory Bandwidth
Processor Memory Clock Speed
Processor Memory Type
Maximum Internal Memory Supported by Processor
Processor Lithography
PCI Express Lane (max)
Configurable TDP-Down
Processor Operating Mode
PCI Express Slot Version
Bus Type
Processor Codename
Processor Series
Thermal Design Power (TDP)
Configurable TDP-Down Frequency
Stepping
PCI Express Configuration
Tjunction
Processor Cache Type
Memory
Internal Memory
Memory
Maximum Internal Memory (64-Bit)
Maximum Internal Memory
Memory Layout
Memory Clock Speed
Internal Memory
Storage
Total Storage Capacity
Storage Medium
Integrated Card Reader
Solid-State Drive Interface
Solid-State Drive Capacity
Installed SSD
Display
Screen Size
Display Resolution
Touch Sensitive Screen
Typical Contrast Ratio
Panel Type
Display Brightness
Aspect Ratio
Display Surface
HD Type
Graphics
On-Board Graphics Adapter Model
Maximum Resolution
Discrete Graphics Adapter Model
On-Board Graphics Adapter DirectX Version
On-Board Graphics Adapter OpenGL Version
On-Board Graphics Adapter ID
Display Supported by On-Board Grap
Maximum On-Board Graphics Adapter Memory
Maximum On-Board Graphics Adapter Resolution
On-Board Graphics Adapter Dynamic Frequency
On-Board Graphics Adapter
Maximum On-Board Graphics Adapter Resolution
On-Board Graphics Adapter Base Frequency
Optical Drive
LghtScribe Feature
Optical Drive
Audio
Speaker Power
Built-In Speaker
Audio System
Camera
Front Camera Resolution
Front Camera Resolution
Networking
4G
Bluetooth Version
Ethernet LAN Connection
WiFi Standard
3G Network Access Module
Ports & Interfaces
Mini DisplayPort
USB Sleep-and-Charge Port
SmartCard Slot
CardBus PCMCIA Slot
ExpressCard Slot
S/PDIF Out Port
Microphone in Port
Headphone Out Port
DVI Port
HDMI Port
USB 3.0 Port
USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A Port
Performance
Keyboard
Numeric Keypad
Keyboard Language
Windows Key
Keyboard Layout
Pointing Device
Operating System/software
Operating System
Recovery Operating System
Operating System Architecture
Processor Special Features
Intel Anti-Theft Technology
Intel Rapid Start Technology
Intel VPro Technology
Intel My WiFi Technology
Intel Smart Connect Technology
Intel Matrix Storage Technology
Intel Active Management Technology
Intel HD Audio Technology
Supported Instruction Set
Processor Code
Intel Secure Key Technology Version
CPU Configuration (max)
Intel Smart Response Technology Version
Processor Package Size
Intel Small Business Advantage (SBA) Version
Graphics & IMC Lithography
Intel Identity Protection Technology Version
Processor ARK ID
Battery
Battery Life
Battery Recharge Time
Battery Capacity
Battery Cell Count
Battery
Power
AC Adapter Input Voltage
AC Adapter Frequency
AC Adapter Power
Security
Password Protection
Weight & Dimensions
Weight
Height
Depth
Width
Packaging Data
Certificates
EPEAT Compliance
Other Features
Intel Visual Technology
Intel Virtualization Technology
Maximum Internal Memory
Cache Memory
Video Compression Format

3 Awards

Digitaltrends.com Recommended Product kitguru.net Worth Buying Good Gear Guide.com.au Editor's Choice

Expert Reviews

(34)
8 September 2016

With a hardware platform that is comparable to other laptops in its class, the Lenovo Carbon X1 has a few key differentiators that are remarkable: Durability, OLED display option, Rapid charging....

11 August 2016

It might not get as much attention in the style and powerhouse stakes, but when it comes to sheer reliability, Lenovo's (and formerly IBM's) ThinkPad series belongs to a league of its own.... Read more…

28 April 2016

The Lenovo X1 Carbon keeps getting better, and the fourth generation is no exception. The laptop is lighter and thinner than ever, but it doesn't alienate its fanbase, sticking to the same general...

Very good gaming for a notebook that is still portable
Good battery life with productivity apps for a gaming notebook
Healthy 16GB of memory
Reasonably light 2.73kg for 17in chassis
USB 3.1 Type C port
Faster 17in notebooks are available
Singlechannel memory
No SSD for booting and main applications
Much more expensive than traditional mechanical locks, only suited for lowtomedium security use, entirely dependent upon your phone to open the lock
Plasticky build
17 January 2014

The X1 Carbon Touch is among the best Windows 8 Ultrabooks around, with a comfortable keyboard, fast performance and a lightweight build. Still, it's pricey, even for a high-end ultraportable.

9 January 2014

But despite being lightweight and ultra powerful, the first Thinkpad X1 Carbon's enterprise appeal was hampered by a few issues, primarily its lack of an Ethernet port and slightly poor... Read more…

« Prev 1 of 7 Next »

User Reviews

(8)
Reviewed 27 May 2016 by Stkrup
(Verified Purchase)

Very good laptop, 14" at such small fingerprint, touchpad is fantastic and keyboard is marvellous, highly recommended...

(Verified Purchase)

A very light and well made ultrabook from Lenovo's professional range. I like how compact and small the X1 Carbon v3 is. Keyboard is comfortable, but lacks num-pad which some people may not like,... Read more…

Reviewed 1 March 2016 by The Laughing Mole
(Verified Purchase)

Fantastic machine. Have had a long line of Thinkpads from the early 1990s and really missed the red Trackpoint button when I bought a Yoga a couple of years back. Saw this on Amazon at a great... Read more…

Reviewed 26 February 2016 by Mark Twain | 11 Comments
(Verified Purchase)

There are different sellers but model shipped from Amazon itself is the Thinkpad Carbon X1 Gen 3 Model number 20BS-00ADUK. Specifications = i5-5300u, 8Gb RAM (Soldered, not upgradable), 256Gb SSD... Read more…

Reviewed 26 February 2016 by Amazon Customer
(Verified Purchase)

It's a pleasure to use the X1. Beautiful design... almost like a carbon fibre sculpture. Very happy with the product and specs.

« Prev 1 of 2 Next »

+- Manufacturer's Description

Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers lenovo win7, lenovo win10, lenovo win7p, lenovo win10p, lenovo i55200, lenovo p232995, lenovo i55200u, lenovo 20bs00a6, lenovo p232995p, lenovo 20bs00a6u, lenovo 20bs00a6uk
Barcodes 00889800565762, 00889800567483, 00889800567490, 00889800567957, 00889800568152, 00889800568503
Feedback